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A sustainably made, modular backpack, that converts from a carry-on Travel Backpack into a smaller Day Pack + Camera / Cooler Bag
A sustainably made, modular backpack, that converts from a carry-on Travel Backpack into a smaller Day Pack + Camera / Cooler Bag
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323 backers pledged €72,386 to help bring this project to life.

Locking shipping address surveys

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

While we are excitedly waiting for our products to arrive at our fulfilment center in Germany in March, we want to use the time to be perfectly prepared for shipping out your parcels as quickly as possible once we have our backpacks in stock.

Therefore, we will lock our BackerKit address surveys already on Tuesday, February 19th. This will give us enough time to prepare all address and customs data and run tests with our fulfilment partners` systems. 

It would be great if by then you could submit any address changes via your BackerKit survey at https://wayks.backerkit.com/. If you have trouble locating your survey, you will find helpful information in Update 5. 

BackerKit will also automatically send you a reminder email. If you still need to change your address after February 19th, please email us at hello@wayks.com, and we will take care of it.

Everything is still going according to schedule and we are not expecting any unforeseen events that could delay our time plan. While we are not able to communicate a shipping date just yet, we will be able to share this and more details about the fulfilment process closer to the date of shipment. 

Have a great week :)

Leonie & Fabian

Production has started!

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Good evening from Vietnam!

We are very excited to tell you today that our production is in full swing. We have had three busy days so far and must say: it is a very exciting process to be part of. Fabian has accompanied the production since Day 1 and is busy running around the factory all day. :)

It is really impressive to see how efficient everything works hand in hand.

Here are a few photos and videos from the first three days that we'd like to share with you. If you are interested in watching more (video) footage, head over to our Instagram account @wayksberlin, where we post daily updates in our Stories.

Leonie & Fabian

P.S.: The BackerKit Surveys are now locked and payments for additional products have been processed. If you are experiencing any issues with either of the two, feel free to contact us at hello@wayks.com.


WAYKS ONE Production Days 1 - 3

The fabric arrived and is being cut.
The fabric arrived and is being cut.
A laser cutting machine automatically cuts each pattern.
A laser cutting machine automatically cuts each pattern.
The cut fabric patterns are now ready to be embroidered.
The cut fabric patterns are now ready to be embroidered.
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The sewing team

On Day 1 the production team started producing the sand version.
On Day 1 the production team started producing the sand version.
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The padded back panels are piling up :)
The padded back panels are piling up :)
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...and so are the Cube Inlays.
...and so are the Cube Inlays.
We received lots of orders for the rain & luggage covers. They are now almost done!
We received lots of orders for the rain & luggage covers. They are now almost done!

Are there any specific production parts you are interested in? Share your feedback with us via hello@wayks.com or on Instagram / Facebook and we'll make sure to take footage in the next couple of days. 

Survey Lock Date, Production Status Update & Gift Card Send Out

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

We hope you have managed to navigate smoothly through the busy pre-Christmas period so far.

In this update we'd like to share some further info on our production progress. But before we dive into it, some important info:

Survey Lock Date

Our BackerKit Survey will be locked on January 2nd. To reserve your preferred colour and accessories, and to make sure your rewards will be in the first batch to be sent out, you need to submit your survey by this date the latest.

Payment for any additional products you purchased after the campaign via BackerKit will be processed on January 3rd.

Production Update

Again, good news: everything is still going according to plan!

We received our final production sample, which is now approved. Most of our materials also arrived at our manufacturer's facilities. Putting together a single backpack can be quite a logistical challenge. We work with 20 different suppliers, who deliver the various components of our bags. 

Right now we are still waiting for our beautiful fabrics and some buckles to arrive before production will kick off in January. Tickets are booked and bags are almost packed! :)

We can't wait to share some behind-the-scenes footage from our production then.

Gift Cards

For those of you, who requested printed gift cards, we will post these out on Monday, so watch your letter box. If you are still considering gifting the bag to a loved one for Christmas, you can add a free gift card to your BackerKit Order until coming Monday, Dec 17th. 

Additional bags, however, can still be purchased at your exclusive Kickstarter discount via BackerKit until January 2nd.

We'd like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. You will read from us in the new year, when we will post an update right from our production facilities.

All the best,

Leonie & Fabian

BackerKit Survey Reminder & Production Status Update

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi all,

Thank you to everyone (that is 86% off all backers – whoop whoop!), who already filled out their BackerKit Survey. If you haven't done so yet, please try and fill it out at your earliest convenience so you can choose your preferred colour, select your add-on products and provide us with your shipping address.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Thinking of gifting your backpack to someone for Christmas? No worries! We created some free gift vouchers, which you can add to your selection on BackerKit as well. 

Can't part with your backpack but would still like to gift one? Easy! You can still grab another bag for the same special Kickstarter Discount through BackerKit. 

SURVEY FUN FACTS (from all data received so far)

TOTAL CITIES: 170

TOTAL COUNTRIES: 23

TOTAL ITEMS: 1,186

CHOSEN COLOURS: Black (184 backers), Sand (111 backers)

MOST POPULAR ACCESSORIES: Mat Strap (210 backers), Rain and Luggage Cover (155 Backers), Cube Inlay (143 Backers) 

Check out more fun facts here: https://wayks.backerkit.com/backer/results

PRODUCTION UPDATE

We also have some great news to share with you: our production preparation is going according to plan and all materials are set to arrive with our manufacturer on their scheduled dates in December. Production will then take place throughout January. Our Co-Founder Fabian will be present at the factory to ensure everything will run smoothly. 

You will continue to receive updates from us on a regular basis informing you about the current status of the production run.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @wayksberlin, where we will post more insights and behind-the-scenes footage from our production.

If any questions come up along the way, please feel free to reach out to us here or send an email to hello@wayks.com.

Have a lovely weekend,

Leonie & Fabian

Fulfilment surveys will be coming soon and this is what you need to know

Posted by WAYKS (Creator)
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Hi everyone,

Our official Kickstarter fulfilment survey will be sent out over the next 72 hours via BackerKit. It will be sent to the email address associated with your Kickstarter account. The subject line will say: "Response Needed -- Get your reward for The WAYKS ONE: A sustainable & transformable Travel Backpack"

You will be asked for the following information:

  • Your colour choice
  • Your add-on products
  • Your shipping address

Through the survey, you are able to pre-order additional backpacks or accessories, and pay for them via credit card or Paypal. These are offered at exclusive discounts only to you as our Kickstarter backers. In case you want to gift your WAYKS ONE to someone, e.g. for Christmas, you can also order gift cards free of charge.

If any questions come up with regard to accessing or submitting your survey, please take a look at the following FAQ. If you are still stuck, please email support@backerkit.com and let them know you are enquiring about the WAYKS survey.

FAQ

WHEN WILL MY REWARDS SHIP?

So far, everything is running according to plan, therefore, March 2019 is still our scheduled shipment date for all rewards. We will update you regularly on our progress, especially if anything happens that might affect our timeline.

WHAT IS BACKERKIT?

BackerKit is a service that many Kickstarter creators use to make sure their fulfilment goes smooth. It collects all critical information through an easy-to-use survey. BackerKit also gives you the chance to take advantage of our exclusive Kickstarter discounts for a limited time after the Kickstarter campaign has finished.

I CANNOT FIND MY SURVEY. WHAT CAN I DO?

1. Wait until Monday night as it may take some time for all surveys to reach their recipients' inboxes.

2. Go to https://wayks.backerkit.com/ and type in your email address associated with your Kickstarter account to retrieve your survey.

3. You might have checked the wrong email account. The survey is sent to the email address that is associated with your Kickstarter profile (or the one you used when backing as a guest). You can see your Kickstarter email after you log in, click on the profile icon in the top right corner, and then go to Settings - Account. If you have logged into Kickstarter via Facebook, it would be the email address of your Facebook account.

4. Search your inbox, SPAM, and promotions folder for "Response needed"

5. If after trying the above you still cannot access your survey, please go to https://wayks.backerkit.com, then click the FAQ link, and then the contact button.

HOW DOES IT WORK WITH THE ADD-ONS, E.G. MAT STRAP, RAIN COVER, ETC.?

Your BackerKit survey will already contain the information, which pledge level you had chosen and how much you have paid to Kickstarter. If you have pledged more than the value of your reward plus shipping, a "credit remaining" will be displayed on the right side after you proceed to the add-on screen of your survey. 

Go ahead and add all the add-ons you would like to have. If you add more than you have credit for, you can pay for the remainder by credit card or Paypal through the BackerKit survey. Please note that these additional amounts will not be charged immediately, but only after we "lock" the survey and decide to process the payment. In the meantime you can still make changes to your survey, and we will notify you before we process those payments.

I WILL BE MOVING SOON. WHICH ADDRESS SHALL I ENTER?

If you do not know yet, where you will be living in March, we recommend not to fill out your shipping address yet. We will lock the shipping address closer to the shipment date and will send reminders before. However, until then it is always possible to update your shipping address through BackerKit.

CAN I CHANGE MY SURVEY REPLIES AFTER SUBMITTING THEM?

Yes, until the survey is "locked" by us, you can change your colour selection and add-ons. We will send a reminder a few days before we lock it. After this, no changes are possible - except for the shipping address, which will be locked closer to our shipping dates.

MY KICKSTARTER PAYMENT FAILED AND I WAS DROPPED OFF THE PROJECT. WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX THIS?

There is still a chance for you to get the WAYKS ONE at the Kickstarter discount as it is possible to fix the payment through BackerKit. The BackerKit survey will be emailed to you and your pledge will show up as EUR 0. You can then go ahead and add items and pay for them through BackerKit.

We are very much looking forward to your survey submissions and hope that this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if any questions come up.

Thank you :)

Leonie & Fabian